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Developing the Language of Jazz, Part 1

Developing the Language of Jazz, Part 1 A Scaffold Approach to Teaching Jazz Concepts to Beginning and Intermediate Jazz Ensemble. By NAfME member Jonathan Holford and Mike Carubia  Article written…

Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays

Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays By Brendan Lyons Article originally posted on JW Pepper Blog     The year 1917 was monumental in jazz history, but not just because it was the…

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Hosting a School Jazz Festival

Hosting a School Jazz Festival By NAfME Member Dr. Jenny L. Neff   For the past 44 years, our school has hosted a festival for area middle school jazz bands…

Call and Response: Teaching Jazz Improvisation

Call and Response Teaching Jazz Improvisation By NAfME Members Bob Habersat and Paul Levy   Teaching improvisation in a school setting is often the biggest challenge for a jazz band…

What’s So Special About Jazz?

What’s So Special About Jazz? Unique Attributes of America’s Music that Need to be Taken Into Consideration when Constructing Student Learning Objectives Specific to Jazz Education. By NAfME member Glen…